Saturday, March 17, 2012

We Have Lost Another Cushie.

I don't have permission yet to post any details but suffice it to say, losing even one Cushing's patient is one too many.

We have a list of those that we know about here http://www.cushie.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=... and I'm sure that there are many more that we never hear about.

Cushing's can be fatal.  

"Cushing's disease is a rare disorder, with three to five cases per million people. It can affect all ages and both genders but is most common in otherwise healthy young women," says Beverly M.K. Biller, MD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital Neuroendocrine Unit, senior author of the study. "Often misdiagnosed, Cushing's is associated with a broad range of health problems – causing physical changes, metabolic abnormalities and emotional difficulties – and if not controlled, significantly increases patients' risk of dying much younger than expected."

 

If you think you have Cushing's, please keep fighting as long as you need to to get help.  We don't need any more names on the In Memory list!